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INJURY UPDATE: Benzema available

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The French is ready to face Wolfsburg.

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Karim Benzema has recovered in time for Real Madrid's crucial Champions League match against Wolfsburg. The French attacker picked up a small knee injury during the first leg that forced him to leave the game in the first half, but he will now be ready for the most important game of the season.

Coach Zinedine Zidane will have every player at his disposal, so his decisions on who makes the starting XI and who sits on the bench will be very important and judged harshly if Madrid can't overcome Wolfsburg 2-0 lead in the tie.

Benzema is expected to start the match alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, given how important those three players are in terms of goalscoring efficiency.

It will be interesting to see if Isco or James make the starting XI or if Zidane keeps trusting Casemiro's physicality to prevent Wolfsburg from scoring what could be a lethal goal for Madrid.